So as anyone who's been on the internet today will know, this has happened.
The diving star confirmed that he is in a gay relationship with an emotional YouTube video. He also expressed his anger at being misquoted in an interview earlier this year. He said that his life had changed this spring and he feels "safe and happy", although he is still attracted to girls.
The traditional gay media were very excited to have him in "the club".
Even though there was some confusion over definitions.
Celebrities weighed in with messages of support.
Inevitably, the jokes did not take long.
The tone was quickly lowered.
Trolls were quickly smacked down.
There was a quite-amusing headline fail.
But mostly, people were moved and impressed.
Pop stars from the '90s got very maternal.
Weather forecasters from the 1980s were nonplussed.
Because unfortunately, in the world of sport this is still news.
So everyone just kept on making supportive comments on the YouTube video.
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